Rorate Caeli

Cardinal Burke interview to Paix Liturgique: In the U.S., Catholic blogs have contributed to the success of Summorum Pontificum


Paix Liturgique: The poll we commissioned indicates that the number of practicing American Catholics who are aware of the motu proprio [Summorum Pontificum] is higher than 72%, which is an important number.


Cardinal Burke: I would say that, in the US, the knowledge that there are now two forms of the rite of the Mass is very high. This is explained by the fact that, when the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum was published in 2007, this document was widely presented and commented in the press. Additionally, there are numerous Catholic blogs with a very important audience in the United States. I think of Rorate Caeli, or Father Z, or OnePeterFive. These very active blogs are very favorable to the Traditional liturgy, which has had great relevance in the popularization of the ancient liturgy, even outside "traditionalist" circles. Therefore, I am not surprised that 72% of practicing [Catholics] are aware of the existence of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.


From the interview granted by Cardinal Raymond Burke to the venerable French association in defense of the liturgy "Paix Liturgique", published this week (we will publish a full translation shortly). 

 We would just like to thank Cardinal Burke for the kind words: we are humbled by them, and we thank Almighty God and the Blessed Lady for any contribution we may have made for the greater glory of God. We could say "nunc dimittis" and be happy with what was accomplished.